After leaving 1770 we started heading north at a quicker pace because we’ve planned a few scuba diving trip out of Cairns in late June and July. We’re desperate for a dive, our last dive was at Nelson Bay in early April.
We stopped at Emu Beach near Yeppoon for a few days and caught up with a few friends. The caravan park at Emu Beach is very nice, loads of space, not too busy and you are right on the beach.
The islands out from the shore are the Keppel Islands. The boat ramp is just out of the photo on the right. You have quite a long walk to get your car if you come back in at low tide.
Cape Palmerston is about 80 km south of Mackay. This place is really out-of-the-way and a long way from any shops. Apart from exploring the national park, the only other thing to do here is to go fishing. If you have a big boat there are plenty of islands to discover, which are not too far from shore.
This creek is where most of the people with small boats (tinnies) launch , which is best to do at high tide, you may get stuck at low tide, it is way to steep and the sand is soft.
We were told there were no crocs here because the water is so clear, but don’t believe it. The water is even clearer where we are now (Fishery Falls) and we saw a monster crocodile on the river bank this morning. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera.